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. president obama and mitt romney both favor expanding charter schools, support standardized tests and want more accountability from teachers and prince palace. the two men have significant disagreements. >> i think the main differences when it comes to education come in the area of school choice. gochler romney sees a robust role in choice. president obama has been skeptical of vouchers. >> reporter: romney supports taking federal dollars, title i funds, and giving them to parents in the form of vouchers. >> for the first time in history, federal education funds will be linked to the student, so that parents can send their child to any public or charter school of their choice. >> reporter: the obama administration is staunchly opposed. why not expand vouchers? give parents more choices? >> the goal can't be to remove the one child from the system and let the other 500 drown. we have to make every school a great, great school. we need to make public schools schools of choice. >> reporter: education secretary arne duncan is using federal dollars for states to raise public standards. he wants
campaign. president obama and his republican challenger, mitt romney, both favor expanding charter schools, support standardized tests and want more accountability from teachers and principals. but the two men have significant disagreements. >> i think some of the main differences between governor romney and president obama when it comes to education come in the area of school choice. governor romney sees a really robust rule for school choice and school improvement whereas president obama like a lot of democrats has been skeptical of vouchers. >> reporter: romney supports taking federal dollars for educating special needs and low income families, known as title i funds and giving them directly to parents in the form of vouchers. although romney avoids using that word. >> for the first time in history federal education funds will be linked to the student so that parents can send their child to any public or charter school of their choice. >> reporter: the obama administration is staunchly opposed. why not expand vouchers? why not give parents more choices? >> the goal can't be to remove on
, pennsylvania, and florida, showed obama ahead between 9% and 12%. both candidates were campaigning in ohio today. president obama accused romney of saying his approach is not credible. he also said romney profited from companies that ship jobs to china. as for the republican challenger, we are joined by dirty jobs host in a rally outside cleveland. he was talking about jobs and manufacturing. president obama may have swag,. but he lacks the ability to fix the u.s. economy. a week from tonight, mitt romney and the president will square off in their first debate. still to come on abc 7 news tonight,, is talking again. -- madonna is talking again. >> live in herndon. >> heartbreak in a fairfax family community. a man murdered his wife and two teenage boys before taking his own life. a vigil for the slain family. live in herds and now with the vigil. this was not a memorial. it was to gather for people to come to gather and console each other. >> it was those moments we never forget. birthday parties. >> now it is like, it will never be the same. >> jazmine says peterson was there. he was her
post 176. president obama is holding a rally in virginia beach today. both candidates' running mates have been stumping for votes in virginia as well. vice president joe biden was in chesterfield county on tuesday. republican nominee paul ryan made two stops in the commonwealth last week. both candidates were in ohio yesterday. president obama spoke at two colleges, kent state and bowling green. mitt romney held the town hall meeting to discuss manufacturing jobs in the cleveland area. >> and the president wants more jobs. he's going to talk about wanting more jobs. but what he has done has made it harder for entrepreneurs and businesses to make a decision to create more jobs. that's why we need to take a different direction. >> so i'm looking forward to working with republicans to reduce our deficit, but i refuse to ask middle class families to give up their deductions for owning a home or raising their kids just to pay for another millionaire's tax cut. we're notoing to do that. >> mitt romney seems to have a lot of ground to make up in ohio. he trails the president by ten points i
awarded a touchdown to the seahawks in the final play on sunday night, both obama and walker tweeting for the lockout to end, and the new jersey senate president says he's going to introduce legislation because of course that's what you do against replacement refs altogether. peter barnes joins me now, i hear there's an end in sight. >> reporter: yeah, possibly. the leader of the nfl referees' association says it looks -- let me get it right -- it sure looks good for a deal with nfl owners, telling "usa today" this afternoon that negotiators have narrowed their differences and both sides are committed to getting it done but that there's no deal right now. now, the nfl declined to comment on an espn report that the owners and refs are close to an agreement in principle and that they're close enough that they have discussed refs returning to the field this sunday. the lockout is becoming a political football for real. president obama tweeting that nfl fans on both sides of the aisle hope the refs' longout is settled -- lockout is settled soon. republican governor of scott walker, as you
today. president obama in washington and both candidates are focus owning fund-raising less than a week before the first debate. political director john dickerson is here, and, john, clear out from this first debate, a chance for tens of millions of americans to watch these two guys side by side, what's your sense of the calculation of the race right now? >> the race right now, the momentum is with the president, he's doing well in the national polls and also in these battleground states. the most interesting battleground state is ohio, where it looks like there have been a consistent number of polls that shows the president pulling away ahead of mitt romney outside of the margin of error. things going well for the president. expectations couldn't be higher for mitt romney in debates. >> three new polls show obama with the lead in battleground states. >> in new hampshire and north carolina, and in nevada. what's interesting about nevada is that the president is going to be there for three days of debate preparation. nevada, an early voting state. not just about november 6th in nevada, a
and night. with both men saying the other guy is going to do a better job. president obama and mitt romney start the week with a crucial showdown on wednesday at the first presidential debate in denver. at a rally in las vegas, president obama tried to manage the speculations. >> i know the media is speculating who is going to have the best zinger. i don't know about that. governor romney, he's a good debater. >> reporter: as both hunker down for intense practice, the polls show americans overwhelming with the election and the president lose. in a new abc news/"washington post" poll out this morning, 63% of registered voters expect president obama to win the election. that's his biggest lead so far when it comes to expectations. but looking at like hi supporters, the race is much closer. president obama leads mitt romney by two points. republican governor chris christie predicted romney could close the gap with president obama after a strong showing on wednesday's debate. >> i'm absolutely confident when we get to thursday morning, george. >> reporter: president obama is keeping his answer
they thought was a burglary. >>> we are watch twoing live events in ohio. both president obama, mitt romney both campaigning. they're about 130 miles apart. they're speaking exactly the same time. >> we'll let you hear what he said to the united nations and why the american delegation may even show up for his remarks. want to get to it. sdmrimplts if you had any doubts about how important ohio is in this presidential race, you got to consider this. you've got both the president and mitt romney there both right now. their eths set to begin at the same time. just minutes away. the president, he is holding a rally. this is in bowling green. romney is about 130 miles away. he is in bedford heights. we'll dip into both of those event wrshz we want to bring in jim accosta in who is covering the romney campaign. jim, we have some information. we know that polls are actually showing the president is leading romney in ohio. this is the cnn poll of polls. average of four most recent surveys. the president ahead, 55-41%. why do you think that is so significant right now? >> he has more than 40 days to
to protect you, and you is the player. president obama tweeted nfl fans on both sides of the aisle hope the refs lock out ends soon. >> give me a break. it is time to get the real refs. and do you know what it remamin me of president obama and the economy. if you can't get it right it is time to get out. >> the nfl does not want to support a pension and it wants to increase competition among the referees to perform better. these are classic labor issues in 2012. >> let's get to tonight's very special guest here now is hall-of-fame quarterback fran tarkenton. he took his team to the 73, 74 and 76 super bowls but you also played for the new york giants. i'm a fan. wonderful to see you fran, we know what the problem is, in your judgement, what is the solution? >> it is a terrible problem. they made a terrible mistake but they blew two pass interference calls against green bay that never should have happened. they should have changed the play. we play 16 games in a year. you play 162 baseball games. a loss is a devastating thing. the nfl messed up in betting and getting the right referees.
was wrong those killed in that attacks. >>> mitt romney and president obama will both be campaigning in virginia today. they were both in ohio yesterday. you see a trend here? check out the gop challenger in suburban cleveland. getting his hands dirty with the host of discovery's "dirty job" show. the president also in ohio siting the campus of bowling green yesterday. he promised to create 1 million manufacturing jobs in the next four years if he is re-elected. >>> new technology may make pumping air into your tires a thing of the past. starting next year, goodyear says it will test technology that actually inflates tires while the car is rolling. here's how it works. a sensor detacts one pressure is low, the car's weight compresses a tube built into the tire that injects air into it until it reaches optimal pressure. no more use for the gauges. >> cars that drive on their own, what is this world coming to? >> i need this right now. my tire pressure is low. i keep putting it off. >> is sara brightman bound for space? space tour adventure says she will make a ground-breaking announce
, as romney plays face the camera doing his best damage control over that 47% video. >> president obama and i both care about poor and middle class families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. >> and, cut. very good. that was marginally convincing. maybe a little more -- tell you what here's an example of a politician speaking this afternoon in bowling green with genuine authenticity and commitment. >> my opponent may think it's fair that someone who makes $20 million a year like he does pays a lower rate than a teacher, i disagree. i don't think that's fair. i don't think it helps grow our economy. i refuse to ask middle class families to give up their deductions for owning a home or looking after their kids just to pay for another millionaire's tax cuts. we're not going to do that. >> dear me. did we mention ohio voting starts in six days? i'm delighted to be joined now by former ohio governor ted strickland with us from columbus. good afternoon, sir. >> good afternoon. >> governor there is still plenty of time for mr. romney to make
. >> president obama and i both care about poor and middle class e difference is, my policies will make things better for them. >> and, cut. very good. that was marginally convincing. maybe a little more -- tell you what, here's an example of a politici speaking this nuauti an in bowlingreen wit come >> my opponent may think it's fair that someone who makes $20 million a year, like he does, pays a lower rate than a teacher, i disagree. i don't think that's fair. i don't think it helps grow our economy. mi t give up their deductions for owning a home or looking after their kids just to pay for another millionaire's tax cuts. we're not going to do that. >> dear me. diwe mention ohio voting starts in sidays? i'm delht to be joined now by former ohioer t strickland with us from columbus. good afternoon, sir. >> good afternoon. >> governor, there is still plenty of time for mr. romney to make roads in your fair state, but why do you think he's doing so badly? is it because he had done nothing save the a industry? is it because he says he doesn't care about half the population of the country? or is
.com. >>> at the same time we are getting this information regarding the libya investigation, both president obama and governor romney are out on the campaign trail in the crucial swing state of ohio. the president's in bowling green, ohio, governor romney's in bedford heights. there's a lot going on in this election. now with respect to foreign policy as well as domestic policy. we're going to be monitoring both of these events. as any news is made, we will bring it to you and, of course, you can watch the remarks streaming live at foxnews.com. we'll bring you a report next hour on what the two men said. >>> well, there are new developments in the facebook ban of a book written by a frequent guest of "america live" who you will know. we'll show you what the social networking site is now saying for itself after it said no to a conservative author's book. >>> plus, there's breaking news today about the nfl crisis that has become so controversial, even i know about it. [laughter] it is the number one story in the country, actually, nfl hall of famer fran tarkenton will join us live to put this persp
are on food stamps. president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. the difference is, my policies will make things better for them. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. we should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good paying job. my plan will create 12 million new jobs over the next four years. helping lift families out of poverty and strengthening the middle class. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message, because we can't afford another four years like the last four years. >> we don't usually play whole ads but this one makes it very clear, karen, that this is the kind of ad that you see from candidates who are really in trouble and trying to reconnect to voters and he clearly knows that he has a problem on that connection, that personal connection. >> yes. if he hadn't entitled his book "no apologies" there might be an apology in that ad for those comments. but the reason that he has a problem with an ad like this in a place like ohio, is that it is a state that has, in fact, seen some econo
. so you're going to continue to see both candidates focus on ohio. president obama has done so. his rescue of the auto industry has helped him a lot in ohio. he was at bowling green university yesterday. introduced by a student who was scheduled to introduce the president. then went out and played ultimate frisbee yesterday morning and broke his wrist. >> what is ultimate frisbee exactly? >> bill: haven't you seen it? >> you don't know what alternate frisbee is. >> i know what frisbee golf is. is that alternate frisbee? >> yeah, yeah. >> bill: i've seen it. >> okay, i know what it is. >> it is like football. you take three steps. >> i understand now. >> bill: he was playing alternate frisbee fell, broke his wrist but he put off his visit to the hospital so he could still introduce the president! >> if seth can come up here with a broken wrist, then there is not a student here who cannot get registered and make sure they go to vote! [ cheering ] >> bill: good point and the president repeated a point there a
obama and mitt romney were both in new york today. randall pinkston takes us to what they were up to. >> president obama surging fellow leaders to take a stand against violence in the muslim world. >> i do believe it is the obligation of all leaders in all countries to speak up forcefully against violence and extremism. >> speaking to the united nations general assembly. president obama condemned the film sparking protests overseas, but said nothing justifies mindless violence. the president also had a message for iran and its developing nuclear program. >> make no mistake. nuclear iran is not a challenge that can be detained. threaten the elimination of israel, the security of gulf nations and the stability of the global economy. >> after the president's un address, he headed across town to speak to clinton. that is where mitt romney began his day. joking about the perks of the former president. >> if there's one thing we have learned in this election season, by the way, it is that a few words from bill clinton can do a man a lot of good. >> he took a political jab at preside
for the white house zeros in on ohio. >> both president obama and mitt romney will be in the same state at the same time. >> no republican has won the white house without winning the buckeye state. >> o.h. >> o.h. works every time. >> iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad addresses the united nations today as he and his regime face ever increasing international pressure. >> israel believes you want to destroy them. you said you want to drive them from the face of the earth. >> football fans are fuming over that botched call by replacement refs. the upheld that call. >> yeah. some are calling it the worse call in the nfl history since d to play at the super bowl. >> worst touchdown ever. hail the size of tennis balls. >> the paddle boat race that teams are still talking about. >> how about a car without a driver. governor jerry brown instituted safety regulations for self-driving car. >> it came courtesy. >> is he frugal or cheap? >> cheap. >> wow. >> all that matters. >> seattle seahawks were robbed of a win. >> the packers got the win. >> i didn't watch the game. >> thank you very muc
to both president obama and mitt romney's events here in ohio. the president is in bowling green. mitt romney is in bedford heights. we'll go live to both locations. to new york, it is the one time of the year when nearly every world leader in the same place, a lot of them at least, the united nations general assembly. kings, prime ministers, ministers get a few minutes at the podium to address the rest of the world. they get their undivided attention unless, of course, certain delegations decide to walk out in protest or not even show up. well, that's what happened today at the american mission to the u.n. essentially did not show up as the president of iran walked in. more than just a minute or so. here's a bit of a speech a few minutes ago by president mahmoud ahmadinejad. it was not a redefined message by any stretch of the imagination. he pretty much repeated what he has said along the lines of western world nomination as he rallied against the western world as well as the united states. let's listen in as he talks about the u.n. as well. >> the need to remove the structural value
they can't -- it's -- the margs inhese stasre s t they need both obama to go down as they're going up. >> all right, mike. and apparently you've been deputized by "sports illustrated." you're here to reveal the new cover of "sports illustrated." >> what? >> there's a lot of goo news, good buzz inside the beltway. it's on the cover of "sports illustrated" this week. they're calling washington/baltimore america's unlikely new sports capital. seth davis, lanny son is writing in "sports illustrated" abo the beltway as the new spos surpower. we have the washington nationals tied with the reds for the best team in baseball. we have great hope for the redskins with this quarterback, rg3 which "spos illustrated" i hope he's better than that. >> yeah. it's definitely a moment. i can tell you as a yankee fan, the orioles are frightening at this point. >> aren't they something? >>ike allen, thanks so much. >> have a good week. >> a point of personal privile here. >> please. >> i want to hear about one story today and one story only. and i want to know what's going on in kansas. mika, do we have
this serious and gets america on trap to shape world affairs. >> both romney and president obama will be campaigning in ohio tomorrow. a new washington post poll of likely voters shows the president leading romney in the buckeye state 52-44%. >>> with the raising of a flag, charles county, maryland, makes history while honoring the sacrifices of brave soldiers. during a somber ceremony under a bright blue sky, charles county became the first in the state to fly the p.o.w./m.i.a. flag all year around. it honors among other 1,700 soldiers missing, one of them from charles county. his family was at today's ceremony as were members of the group rolling thunder. >> someone once said that dying for my country isn't the worsething that can happen. being forgotten is. >> the p.o.w./m.i.a. flag will fly year around outside the charles county government building in la plada. >>> tomorrow members of pepco electrical union will vote on whether or not to accept the contract proposal from the utility. if they vote to go on strike, a pepco spokeswoman assures all of us that customers won't actu
said president obama has gained significant ground over mitt romney in ohio, pennsylvania and florida. we have more on this. >> reporter: good morning. that's right. both are scrambling for support in those potentially make-or-break states. today honing in on ohio. by bus or by plane for mitt romney and paul ryan this election could come down to one state. >> o.h. o.h.! works every time. >> reporter: ohio is one of the key swing states in this election and today romney and president obama will be battling for attention there, but the latest cbs news poll swing states shows romney with some ground to make up. the poll just out this morning has president obama up 10 points in the buckeye state, he had a six point lead before the convention. >> ohio we tried what they are selling. it didn't work, we don't like it, we're not going back. >> reporter: the numbers are similar in florida where the president has a nine point lead over romney and in pennsylvania he's maintained a double digit advantage for a couple of months now. but it's ohio that's been the main focus of the campaign. with pr
fans, too. >> on the campaign trail today a field of screams. president obama and mitt romney both fighting to be heard today. >> i'm s.e. cupp. four years ago it was about the financial crisis. >> i'm toure, and vulnerability scares me. today we'll have a frank talk about vulnerability. i feel scared already. >> all that plus talk about putting yourself out there. i'll show you the precise moment when mitt romney lost the presidential camcampaign, and i not what you think. you're in
where romney is trailing in the polls. >> reporter: campaigning in ohio wednesday, both president obama and mitt romney were keenly aware of the buckeye state's place in history. no republican has won the white house without it. romney went out of his way to show his compassionate side greeting world war ii veterans and courting working class families. >> these are tough times even for families with jobs. i know what it takes to get this economy going again. i care about the people of america. >> reporter: it's a delivered effort, analysts say, with a tv ad designed to show empathy and soften his image. >> president obama and i both care about poor, working class families, the difference is, my policies will make things better for them. >> reporter: and despite relentless criticism of obama care, romney touted how his own health care overhaul in massachusetts helped families. >> don't forget, i got everybody in my state insured, 100% of the kids in our state have health insurance, i don't think there's anything that shows more empathy and care about the people of this country than that
in the obama administration. the president has focused a lot on the middle class, both in his policies and the rhetoric, the fact that the way the economy is playing out distributionly has been so skewed. >> i think that's a fair critique. my personal view is there should have been a larger stimulus. that would have helped consumer demand, it would have helped the middle class more. the distributional effects are skewed. the stock market, a lot of people have their pensions in there. a lot of unions have pensions in there. the stabilization of the market and taking the market from 6,000 -- >> and the growth. >> and the growth has helped a lot of middle class families. i think that's being reflected in the battleground support. >> joe? >> one area where i agree with sheila completely is the sort of failure to look at that household debt to gdp chart that you showed earlier and say, this is the problem. there has been a lot of confusion, i think, people talk about the banks, the national debt, whatever. this was the core of the issue, the fact that households had too much debt and that t
this morning, president obama is addressing the united nations as the campaign spotlight turns to international affairs. both he and republican rival mitt romney speak at the clinton global initiative's annual meeting today in nearly back-to-back speeches. hot topics for both. the u.s. response to anti-american protests across the muslim world, and we'll have more on this coming up. >>> now let's head to wall street and cnbc's courtney reagan at the new york stock exchange. do tell us more about the global bacon shortage on the way because al is very concerned this morning. he can't function. >> reporter: as are a number of others. this could be very true. if you're a bacon lover, start hoarding it now. according to britain's national pig association, a worldwide shortage of pork and bacon next year is unavoidable. it's a result of the drought that hit much of the country this year which damaged the crops used to feed the pigs, so the group predicts that the number of slaughtered pigs could fall by 10% in the second half of next year, and that could cause prices to double in some areas. natalie
weather. savannah? >> all right, al. president obama, governor romney both in new york city today to speak at the clinton global initiative, and the president will also deliver an address to the united nations general assembly. governor romney will drop by nbc's education nation summit. chuck todd is nbc's political director, chief white house correspondent. you come with your telestrator today. >> i do, i do. >> let's talk about the state of the union in terms of the battleground map. we know 270 is the magic number. >> right. >> where do things stand? >> right now we have the president at 243 here, and what that means is we've got states adding up 243 electoral votes. it 70, of course, is the magic number. what we've recently moved was the state of iowa, and that put him at 243. what's interesting here, savannah. he now needs only a couple of states, a couple of the big states, big three that i talk about all the time, ohio, florida, virginia, just a couple of ways and he gets over the finish line. >> we talk about ohio. it's usually a bellwether, a couple of scenarios to run through her
're getting now. >> reporter: both obama and romney agree, that health care needs to be more affordable. they just disagree about how to do that. dr. sanjay gupta, cnn reporting. >> all right, thanks, sanjay. meanwhile, police in roseville, michigan, are about to begin drilling for clues in a search for the possible remains of jimmy hoffa. they will test soil samples from underneath a driveway. a teamster told police a body was buried there around the time the teamster's union chief vanished 37 years ago. that's what a tipster says. let's turn to the author of "hoffa wars." he's been following this story since hoffa first disappeared. dan, you've been communicating with this tipster since last march. you've talked to him several times since then. tell us about this person. >> he called me on march 30th, and he told me, and i got dozens of these tips over the past 37 years, he told me that he knew specifically where jimmy hoffa's body was buried. of course, i was very skeptical. i questioned him about a number of things. he -- i was -- i remained skeptical throughout the interview. the c
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in his new appeal to the middle class. >> president obama and i both care abouter poor and middle class families the difference is my policies will make things better for them. >> he goes on to say his policies would create 12 million jobs over the next four years. but in fact checkers say those jobs would happen no matter who is president. americans for job security is out warning voters in six swing states about the consequences of reelecting the president. and with todd akin officially staying in the race claire mccaskill is gearing up her campaign attacking his legitimate rape marks. and we have to show you thissed a from new hampshire libertarian party. the ad shows him taking on a horde of democrat and republican zombies and yelling we are not a mindless society. he does star in theed a but his campaign didn't pay for or produce the spot. more bill after the break. stay with us. ♪ trickle down does not work. in romney's world, cars get the elevator and the workers get the shaft. that is a whole bunch of bunk. the powerful may steal an election, but they can
. the president had something to say, too, watch your screen, barack obama tweeting, quote, nfl fans on both sides of the aisle hope the refs' lockout is settled soon. and he calls the call terrible. >> join the group of people across the country saying that. all right, eight minutes past the hour. police in suburban seattle now say they are investigating. look at this, folks. this incident. it was caught on dash cam. those are two brothers down on the ground, getting punched by several officers. they say the cops beat them for no reason, and they filed a complaint. the brothers told affiliate kiro jail officials initially turned the officers away instructing them to take the brothers to the hospital, instead, because of their injuries. they say the officers washed off their faces, drove them around for hours, to reduce the swelling, then took them back to jail, where they were finally booked. tukwila police say they won't comment until their investigation is complete. >>> congressman todd akin is not dropping out of the missouri senate race despite intense pressure to do so in the wake of his con
." michelle obama discussed her future plans, which were both quick to emphasize they do not include elected office. >> she should run for office, but she said she doesn't want to. >> yeah, no. >> yeah. i'll -- look. i mean michelle would be terrific, but temper mentally, i just don't think -- >> whoo, wait. >> no, it's absolutely true. it takes a lot of patience to be the president of the united states, and i'm not that patient. >> now, after his presidency is finished whether this year or in 2016, mr. obama said that he would look to work with kids in the next phase of his life. i love that. everybody thought he made a diss there, and she said, no, no, he's absolutely right. they know each other. >> they clearly know each other very well. and i actually would agree with the ladies of "the view." i think michelle obama would be fantastic as a member of elected office. i think it's also interesting, they, the president, sort of caught a lot of flak saying, this is a big political week, all heads of state, here in the new york at the u.n. and you are like, you know, hanging out with the lady
.n. assembly, president obama plans on addressing a wide range of foreign policy issues denouncing both the violence in the middle east and the anti-islam film that sparked some of the protests. he'll also give a renewed warning to iran to put a stop to its nuclear program. some people, especially republicans, are saying mr. obama should have spent yesterday meeting with world leaders rather than taping an episode of abc's "the view." former white house press secretary robert gibbs is coming to the president's defense saying the appearance will not detract from mr. obama's work at the united nations. during that interview on "the view," mr. obama said there are a lot of things we can survive as americans but we would not likely be able to thrive during a romney presidency. more bill press coming up after the break. we would love to see you in chat current.com/billpress. >>brought to you by geico. 15 minutes could save 15% or more on car insurance. visit geico.com for a free rate quote. current tv, it's been all building up to this. >>
night. just two days from today. >> the showdown the first of three between president obama and mitt romney. as abc's david kerley reports, both sides are trying to manage expectations. >> reporter: mitt romney went to church, but this sunday wasn't a day just for prayers it's preparation. cramming by the candidates for their big debate. and republican chris christie made a bold prediction on abc's this week. >> every time mitt romney has been confronted in this campaign with one of these moments heap has come through in the debate and performed extraordinarily well. i have absolute confidence when we get to thursday morning, george, you are going to be shaking your race, it's a brand new race. >> reporter: christie is way off the romney campaign script. they're trying to lowe er eer expectations. >> president obama is a very gifted speaker. the man has been on the national stage many years. this is milt's first time on this stage. >> reporter: paul ryan, vice presidential nominee preparing for his own debate avoided giving details of the romney tax plan even when he was pressed. >>
. the tensions between mr. obama and the gulf states both diplomats say from a character trait. he has not built many personal relationships with foreign leaders. quote, he is not good with personal relationships. that's not what interests him, said one united states diplomat but in the middle those relationships are essential. it deprives d.c. the inability for leadership decisions. that is at the core, i think, of a lot of what we have been talking about. >> we have been hearing, jon meacham, the president will go to a country and give a speech and then leave. i've heard from one diplomat after another he thinks the speech its itself is the means of an end and the opposite of what george w. bush did throughout his entire -- >> i'm not sure what your criticism is. >> my criticism he hasn't done a job that a commander in chief needs to do. >> he is weak on foreign policy? >> mika, i didn't say that. if you're trying to jump in to defend a defenseless president, get it right. i'm talking about what "the new york times" is writing. he doesn't build personal relationship and hurt us in washington a
, president obama and governor romney both in new york city to speak at the the clinton global initiative. governor romney will drob by nbc's education summit. chuck todd is the nbc's political director. you koom with your telestrator today. >> i do. >> let's talk about the state of the union in terms of the battleground map. we know that 270 is the magic number. where do things stand right now? >> we have the president at 243. states adding up to 243 electoral votes, 270 is the magic numb. what we've recently moved was the state of iowa. that put him at 243. what's interesting here, it means he now only needs a couple of states. a couple of the big states, big three that i talk about all the time. ohio, florida, virginia, a couple of ways and he gets over the finish line. >> we talk about ohio, it's usually a bellweather. you have a couple of scenarios to run through. i think this one shows if president obama takes ohio? >> we do. let me show you what happens when we give him ohio. watch how close he gets to 270. it gets him to 261 here. and now, that means what? there's about four diffe
for the white house passes through virginia today. both candidates will be campaigning in the commonwealth. mitt romney will be in springfield at american legion post 176. president obama is holding the rally in virginia beach. recent polls show the president with a slight lead in virginia. president obama is criticizing his republican rival for his recent anger over u.s. jobs being shipped to china. mitt romney has called china a currency manipulator. mr. obama says his newfound outrage isn't credible. he's also accusing the gop presidential nominee of profiting from companies that shipped jobs to china. >>> and mitt romney says massachusetts' health care law is proof he understands ordinary americans. he told supporters in ohio yesterday that he got everyone in massachusetts insured when he was that state's governor. romney doesn't discuss his health care law much on the campaign trail because president obama says he used it as the basis for his own federal health care law. romney says he'll repeal what republicans call obama care if he becomes president. >>> the virginia attorney general appr
would ever consider running for president both she and the presidt, michelle obama and the president, agreed that michelle doesn't have the patience for the job. the president agreed that was a little interesting to say the least. gop challenger mitt romney will deliver a speech of the clinton global initiative meeting in an hour. expected to hit the president hard on foreign policy. >> he said tha the developments of the middle east are bumps in the road. these are not bumps in the road. these are human lives. this is time for the president who will shape events in the middle east not just be merciful. >> white house spokesman jay carney calls romney's comments desperate and offensive. the president will also speak at the clinton global initiative later today after mitt romney does. >> here is a list of where the candidates have been. this is from dana millbank. the president has found places in for leno, jimmy fallon, for "people," "entertainment tonight and "the view." mitt romney has had an opportunity to sit down on the set of "live with kelly and michael." and "the tonight show
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